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Oklahoma Baptists provide 10,000 meals in first days of preparing meals in Houston
Sep05

Oklahoma Baptists provide 10,000 meals in first days of preparing meals in Houston

HOUSTON—Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) began preparing meals for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area on Sun., Sept. 3 when they prepared 5,000 meals in their large feeding unit. DR continued preparing meals through Labor Day, totaling 10,000 meals prepared in just two days near The Woodlands. The large feeding unit can serve up to 25,000 meals if needed. “We have set up incident command at First Baptist...

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Falls Creek campers enjoy new rec activities
Jun17

Falls Creek campers enjoy new rec activities

DAVIS—Those attending Falls Creek Baptist Conference Centers this summer can be sure to look forward to many entertaining activities. Two of the latest attractions to the iconic campgrounds near Davis include the Big Wheel Derby and Tango Tower. The Swift Skate Park Amphitheater is where the Big Wheel Derby can be found. For those unfamiliar with Falls Creek, the Amphitheater also houses a skate park, basketball courts, a ropes course...

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Perspective: ‘I’-thinking
Apr26

Perspective: ‘I’-thinking

Few sins wage war in the church like selfishness. Selfishness is an ugly word. Most parents, saved or unsaved, seek to teach their children from the earliest possible moment that they should not be selfish. “You must learn to share with others” is a parent’s mantra and a good one at that! Have you noticed that the center letter of the little word “sin” is “I”? Adam and Eve sinned in the garden because of self-centered, self-absorbed...

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Perspective: The loss of focus
Mar15

Perspective: The loss of focus

I grew up in the age of revivals and evangelistic meetings. My life was deeply touched by those periods when the church refocused on cleansing and “getting right with God” for believers, and on repentance and faith for unbelievers. Those periods were times of refreshing from the Lord. Let me point out that the most important word I previously stated is “refocused.” The church broke from regular routines in order to set hearts and...

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OBU’s Mallory breaks records with humble spirit
Dec09

OBU’s Mallory breaks records with humble spirit

SHAWNEE—Isaiah Mallory is a 5’9, 170 pound sophomore from Aledo, Texas who has begun to make record breaking a habit. In his second season on the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) Football team, Mallory is the first to be named First-Team All-Great American Conference (GAC) on top of breaking the school record for single season rushing. Mallory is only the second OBU player to break the 1,000-yard rushing mark, despite missing a game...

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Messenger Insight 251 – The Game of Your Life
Apr07

Messenger Insight 251 – The Game of Your Life

Author and ministry leader John Strappazon talks about his new sports-themed devotional book. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/www.baptistmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Messenger-Insight-251-John-Strappazon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.4MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn |...

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